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Becoming a Military Doctor: Weighing Your Options

Becoming a Military Doctor: Weighing Your Options

Military doctors are some of the bravest men and women in the world. Pursuing a medical profession in the military comes with sacrifice, but it ca ...
3 Ways Online Board Review Protects You Like Sunscreen

3 Ways Online Board Review Protects You Like Sunscreen

This summer you'll need to be protecting yourself from the sun by loading up on your SPF. In a lot of ways, protecting yourself with SPF is the sa ...
25 Items Doctors Typically Pack for Vacation

25 Items Doctors Typically Pack for Vacation

When you pack for a vacation you probably load up on SPF 15 (or higher), hand sanitizer (pocket bac, floating pac), tissues, and ibuprofen. That’s a g ...
Physician Health Part II: Prioritizing Exercise with a Busy Schedule

Physician Health Part II: Prioritizing Exercise with a Busy Schedule

Last week, in the first part of our three-part series on physician health, we talked about the consequences of too little sleep. This week we are ...
Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

Physician-Patient Relationship: It’s About the Patient

The physician-patient relationship lies at the heart of all medicine. It is the epicenter of care; the place where all information and data is gat ...
Leadership Skills Prepare Med Students for the World

Leadership Skills Prepare Med Students for the World

Medical students are trained in the intricacies of patient care, chronic disease, infections, diagnosis skills, and much, much more. Leadership sk ...
Top 10 Things You Need in Medical School

Top 10 Things You Need in Medical School

It’s crazy to think that I finished my first year of medical school last year. As I’m well into my second year now, I’m taking a little time to re ...
Long Shift Survival: Staying Healthy On Rotations

Long Shift Survival: Staying Healthy On Rotations

If you think that you can’t stay healthy while working 12-, 14-, or 16-hour rotations then you may be headed for weight gain and possibly depressi ...
New Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

New Year’s Resolutions Trends: What Doctors Resolve To Do

With the rapidly approaching new year, there comes the question of New Year’s Resolutions. Are they to be made or ignored? Many physicians use the ...
How To Detox: Getting It Back After Big Indulgences

How To Detox: Getting It Back After Big Indulgences

‘Tis the season for great food and snacking on things you rarely eat the rest of the year. The problem is that once you eat handfuls of holiday co ...
How to Switch Specialties Throughout Your Career

How to Switch Specialties Throughout Your Career

Have you ever considered switching specialties? Do you find yourself bored, tired, disenchanted with the specialty you chose and are you dragging ...
Work-Life Balance: 5 Ways to Have a Life During Residency

Work-Life Balance: 5 Ways to Have a Life During Residency

As medical students and residents, we become accustomed to living our lives in year increments. Four years for medical school, three to five years ...
Advice for Medical Students: Will Residency Be Better Than School?

Advice for Medical Students: Will Residency Be Better Than School?

The slow slog through medical school can take its toll. Some believe it is nothing more than piles of books, too many cadavers and sleepless night ...
Thanksgiving Foods that Doctors avoid (and why)

Thanksgiving Foods that Doctors avoid (and why)

For some doctors, Thanksgiving may be an exercise in “Do as I say, not as I do.” They counsel their patients to navigate the annual food fest in a ...
What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. As the baby boomer population ages, there will be ...
Becoming A Doctor: Expectation vs. Reality

Becoming A Doctor: Expectation vs. Reality

Fans of Star Trek, the original series, may remember Dr. Leonard McCoy of the Starship Enterprise saying “Damn it, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a brickl ...
4 Ways to Stay Motivated During Medical Residency

4 Ways to Stay Motivated During Medical Residency

Residency is like being in limbo. You're more than an intern, but technically still in-training. Staying motivated is the key to surviving this aw ...
Physician Heal Thyself: Ensure a Sustainable Career

Physician Heal Thyself: Ensure a Sustainable Career

Given the pace of medical school, residency and full-time physician practice, it would be easy to assume that doctors aren’t very healthy. Given t ...
5 Foods to Give You Long-Lasting High Energy

5 Foods to Give You Long-Lasting High Energy

You need lots of energy to get through every day as a medical/healthcare professional and food can be your secret weapon. Eating the right foods i ...
How to Ace Your PA Exam: Tips & Tricks

How to Ace Your PA Exam: Tips & Tricks

Even though I acknowledge that grades and tests don't always correlate appropriately with the quality of health care a student will go on to provi ...
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